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Changing ide to sata

Hi all. I just wanna know wheather i can change my ide hard disk to sata hard disk. I ask some of my friends and they say i can do it eventhough there's no sata port on my motherboard, is it true? And if it's true, how am i suppose to do it..?

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You can purchase a IDE to SATA adapter on the web.

Just a note:
When you go to SATA, you run into the issue of having the SATA drivers on a floppy or CD when you are reinstalling you OS. WinXP or Vista or Linux will not see a SATA hard drive without the drivers.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

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